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"sprite animation ripping" , posted Tue 11 Jun 21:07post reply


Okay, so I have been bored and ripping some animations from KOF2001. I have a somewhat efficient system going, but it still involves a multi-step cropping, colorizing and such. Here are my current results...
http://www.willamette.edu/~cmann/maylee3.gif [Image Attached]

http://www.willamette.edu/~cmann/foxy1.gif [Image Attached]

Right now the transparent border around them doesn't want to go away, does anyone know of software that can crop animated gifs, all the frames at a time? Or a more efficient way to do the entire job?






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"Re(1):sprite animation ripping" , posted Tue 11 Jun 21:21post reply


I use Jsac Animation Shop to do all my animation work. If you have seen my tags you'll notice that it is a pretty efficent program. 80% of the sprites I use I rip myself.





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"Re(2):sprite animation ripping" , posted Tue 11 Jun 21:46post reply


quote:
I use Jsac Animation Shop to do all my animation work. If you have seen my tags you'll notice that it is a pretty efficent program. 80% of the sprites I use I rip myself.


That's what I use too (version 5, anyway). Right now I am cropping the frames all individually in PSP and then loading them into animation shop, is there any way to skip the PSP step?





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"Re(3):sprite animation ripping" , posted Tue 11 Jun 23:09:post reply


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That's what I use too (version 5, anyway). Right now I am cropping the frames all individually in PSP and then loading them into animation shop, is there any way to skip the PSP step?



I'm not sure what you mean. Are you just asking for the most efficient way to do it?

Well, here's how I do it... I use Photoshop and Animagic GIF, but maybe it will give you some ideas.

After taking the screenshots (presumably with the background removed and the alternate back color on):

1) In Photoshop, open all the screenshot files with the frames involved, then make a new one, about 2x the sprite's size.

2) Copy the default pinkish background color to the first layer of the new file using the Fill tool.

3) Using the Magic Wand tool, select everything except the sprite and invert selection to get the sprite. There's no need to worry about stray pixels of background color under the arms or in the hair, this is just to get the general outline.

4) Paste the sprite into a new layer on the new file and repeat for all other frames.

5) Reposition all sprite layers to where they should be. This can be easy or difficult depending on what kind of animation you're ripping.

6) Using the Marquee tool, make a selection that surrounds all of the sprites at once.

7) Hide all layers except the background color and open Animagic GIF. One by one, show each layer and copy the selection with Ctrl+Shift+C (which selects all visible layers). Then paste this frame into Animagic GIF. Repeat for all other frames.

8) In Animagic GIF, select the pink background color as transparent color, turn on optimizations (if desired) and save.

That's it. Maybe it helps?





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"Re(1):sprite animation ripping" , posted Wed 12 Jun 00:47post reply


quote:
Okay, so I have been bored and ripping some animations from KOF2001. I have a somewhat efficient system going, but it still involves a multi-step cropping, colorizing and such. Here are my current results...
http://www.willamette.edu/~cmann/maylee3.gif [Image Attached]
http://www.willamette.edu/~cmann/foxy1.gif [Image Attached]
Right now the transparent border around them doesn't want to go away, does anyone know of software that can crop animated gifs, all the frames at a time? Or a more efficient way to do the entire job?



As far as I know, Animation Shop (I'm using Version 2) has a crop tool which allows you to crop all the frames at the same time.

Fat Cat Lim





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